Biloxi MS

Cannabis Fest was organized by locals for the purpose of celebrating the healing power of the Cannabis plant and educating the public about the related science, policy, criminal justice, and social equity issues.

The goal was to encourage attendance from cannabis enthusiasts and the “canna-curious” alike. Join us for a full entertainment lineup in addition to educational sessions., veteran’s outreach, and community outreach.

Food, entertainment, arts and craft vendors, and fun.


I was not allowed a “photo pass”, so I became paparazzi! Enjoyed every moment, however, acting as a “Travel Advisor”, promoting travel to the region, I think that the organizers should rethink this option.

Anyway, because of my stealth-like plan, I had to change my shooting approach and equipment. Some photos were shoot from a distance. (Some from the upper level of the Hardrock Casino parking lot across the street)

All photos were taken with my first-generation trusty Z6. Other equipment included: Nikkor 18-300mm, DX zoom lens, 2x Nikon teleconverter, and 24-70 mm Tamaron 2.8 full-frame lens.

Take advantage of Cathay Pacific’s cheap flights to Hong Kong


Hong Kong plans to give away 700,000 subsidized tickets.

  • May 15, 2023

Hong Kong is practically giving away free airline tickets like they’re passing out samples at Costco, and my wallet has never been happier!

Spreading the love with its Hello Hong Kong campaign aimed at boosting tourism in the city, Hong Kong is partnering up with Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Express, Hong Kong Airlines, and Greater Bay Airlines to distribute over 700,000 free tickets in phases. 

Cathay Pacific’s North American ticket giveaway is in full swing, and lucky winners only need to pay taxes and surcharges for their trip. A typical roundtrip from JFK to HKG can cost roughly $2,300, with about $350 in taxes and surcharges but, with the subsidized ticket offer, travelers could save at least $1,800.

How do I apply for this?

Applicants can apply for the giveaway only once and must be 18 years or older with a Cathay Pacific membership to participate. Limited roundtrip tickets for travelers from the US and Canada will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting May 18 until May 24. 

A limited number of flight tickets will be distributed, and those who apply will receive a link to redeem the exclusive ticket offers if they are successful. Cathay Pacific currently offers flights departing the US. to HKG from New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

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Hyatt Place….NOLA

been there….done that…..My personal assessment from my personal stay… Photos are all taken by me and completely unstaged. What you see is what you get!

the room…

Located in the New Orleans Warehouse District, Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center is just steps from the Riverwalk Outlet Collection, featuring premium dining and shops, and adjacent to the convention center.

Thoughtfully designed for the comfort of our guests, our 172 spacious studios feature a cozy corner sofa, minifridges, microwaves, and comfortable work areas.

Book Your Next Adventure!

common spaces…

Wake up to free breakfast served every day at The Breakfast Bar where you’ll find a wide array of choices from fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola, to eggs, hash browns, waffles, and more.

Conveniently located in our free-flowing lobby, The Placery offers a thoughtfully sourced, cleverly curated menu. Try our Signature Burger, Chicken Caesar Salad, Turkey Pesto Sandwich, or sharable Parmesan Fries, which can be paired with one of our premium alcoholic beverages. Cheers!

Looking to grab something To-Go? The Market has a selection of bottled drinks, and fresh conveniently packaged items from snacks to salads, while our bakery case is filled with an array of tempting pastries and sweets.


Work Out Space is exceptional. To my disappointment there is no pool.

Hotel Inspection
This is how I see it….

Personal Assessement

Willie M. Lumpkin

First Impression
Accessibility of Front EntranceFeature #2
Lobby Appearance
Available Bell Staff
Front Desk Staff
Dining Areas (Appearance/Diversity)
Entertainment (Appearance/Diversity) N/A
Proximity to Restaurants/Shops
Availability of Public Transportation
Size of Guest Rooms
Appearance of Guest Rooms


Top Notch Accommodations! Personally, I only had two complaints: (1)Bathroom space was limited. (very small) (2) No Pool!!!


Love To Travel …..Make it your Lifestyle!

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